How do I answer that question this year?
Here are some ideas I've had and rejected:
- Well, aside from my daughter dying, it wasn't too bad.
- My little girl was stillborn in the middle of it, but I went to the beach for two weeks...that evens out, right?
- It was OK...lots of good things, but also some personal issues. (I thought this one would actually work...until I tried it, and the person I said this to said, "I had personal issues, too! My daughter had lice." Yeah. Mine died.)
Maybe I'll just say it could have been better and then internally laugh at the ridiculousness of the understatement.